One local church and community members provide essentials for the Dunbar community

Posted at 11:07 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 23:07:00-04

FORT MYERS, Fla — The pandemic that is Coronavirus has left many of us not knowing where to turn, for food, groceries, or even answers. However, The Pentecostal Church of God in Fort Myers says they are here to help.

Earlier today they held a drive handing out food and money to an estimated 200 families in the Dunbar community. Senior Pastor Carlos Trabal says he is more than grateful to help community members.

“We are honored to be apart of this blessing to the community like so many people who are in need. We have heard through media losing their jobs ,their employment, families getting ill so it is an honor”, said Reverend Trabal.

Along with the help of Creighton Construction & Development donating $25,000 along with the food for the drive, Dan Crieghton says he wanted to help the heart of the community.

“ I didn’t just want to donate to an organization, that you know, it trickles down and by the time it gets there 10% get to the people. I really wanted to hand out real money to real people” Dan Creighton, CEO of Creighton Construction & Development

Senior Pastor Trabal says it’s important community leaders and those who can help, do their part during this time.

“Well in the midst of the crisis and the pandemic we’re having in our community this is what the church is all about. The church rises up to help our community. The church is not only here to worship, it is also to serve our community”, said Trabal.

Reverend Suarez Israel, Chaplin for the Fort Myers Police Department and C.O. of the Nations Association described the event as a miracle.

“And this is like it’s from heaven, I mean this is wonderful. In addition to that we’re giving a meal, and the people were so excited, you see some people crying because they didn’t expect to get that”, said Israel.

Adding seeing the reaction on the faces of those in dire need, he says made it all worth while.

“It was joy seeing the people coming to get the 250 dollars, and get a bag with food, this is what Christianity is all about”, said Israel.